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Pesticide Company Sued After Being Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Dow Chemical is an American chemical corporation serving many countries around the world including Canada. The company is among the three largest chemical producers worldwide and has just been struck with a lawsuit after a commonly used pesticide was linked to brain damage in children and fetuses.   The chemical chlorpyrifos kills bugs and was used on more than 80 crops including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans, almonds, and walnuts. Records show that 61 million pounds of the pesticide were sprayed between 1974-2017, and the effects still linger in agricultural communities where after decades of use, there are measurable amounts of [...]

By |July 19, 2021|News|0 Comments

Juul to Pay $40 Million in Teen Vaping Lawsuit

Juul Labs is a company that manufactures electronic cigarettes - a battery-charged cigarette that vaporizes nicotine as an alternative to traditional burning cigarettes. The original goal for the e-cigarette was to become a replacement cigarette for smokers who wish to cut down on their nicotine consumption. However, the industry has led to an epidemic of underage vaping, and nicotine consumption. Vaping is inhaling nicotine and aerosol made from countless chemicals that are toxic to your body and can cause several lung injuries and respiratory problems. Juul Labs has been accused for years that they are responsible for the explosion of [...]

Fisher-Price Recalls Baby Glider After 4 Infant Deaths

Health Canada has informed the public of Fisher-Price recalling their 4-in-1 Rock n' Glide soothers, and 2-in-1 Soothe n' Play Gliders due to the possible risk of suffocation. These products are baby carriers designed to mimic the motion of a baby being rocked in someone's arms.   There have been cases of infants being placed unrestrained in the products and later found on their stomachs. As of May 26, 2021, there have been no reports of suffocation incidences in Canada, however, the United States has reported 4 infant fatalities in the 4-in-1 Rock n' Glide. The 2-in-1 Soothe n' Play [...]

By |June 14, 2021|News|0 Comments

Canada Post Reports New Data Breach Affecting 950,000 Canadians

It was confirmed Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, that a malware attack took place against one of Canada Post's largest suppliers, impacting 44 of their biggest corporate customers, and leaking the information of 950,000 Canadians, potentially more. The attack was against Canada Post supplier, Commport Communications, an electronic data interchange supplier. They manage the shipping manifest data of large parcel business customers for Canadas national mail carrier and have access to the shipping information of these customers. Upon further forensic investigation, there is no evidence of financial information being breached. Canada Post says 97% of the information taken were names and [...]

Candy Makers Sue Cannabis Companies for Imitating Treats

Mars Wrigley, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections, has recently filed lawsuits against several cannabis companies across Canada and the United States. Many cannabis companies have found it enormously profitable to purchase empty candy bags that replicate popular candy and resell them filled with mimicked THC-infused treats, including trademark sweets such as Skittles, Starbursts, and LifeSavers. Mars is asking for millions of dollars in damages, and for the shady websites selling the counterfeit products to be shut down. Wrigley states that the lawsuit is to put an end to illegal and dangerous misuse of [...]

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